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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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English

Etymology

First attested 1914. Addiction in modern sense is first attested 1906, in reference to opium. There is an isolated instance from 1779, with reference to tobacco.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /əˈdɪktɪv/

Adjective

addictive (comparative more addictive, superlative most addictive)

Positive
addictive

Comparative
more addictive

Superlative
most addictive

  1. Causing or tending to cause addiction; habit-forming.
    "addictive drugs", "an addictive behavior"
  2. Characterized by or susceptible to addiction.
    "an addictive personality"

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Noun

Singular
addictive

Plural
addictives

addictive (plural addictives)

  1. A drug that causes an addiction.
  2. Anything that is very habit-forming.







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